Matthias Quent is professor of sociology at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. He conducts research on democracy, civil society, social justice, and right-wing extremism in the context of the ecological transformation, among other topics. He is currently researching the social and political consequences of digitization and the metaverse as the future of the Internet, and is a member of the expert commission preparing the German government’s Fourth Engagement Report. He is active as an expert and consultant for various institutions. In his current book, Climate Racism (Piper 2022, co-authored with C. Richter & A. Salheiser), he addresses the question of how and why right-wing actors instrumentalize climate change and the ecological turn. Quent was founding director of the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society Jena and is co-founder of the nationwide Research Institute for Social Cohesion and Institute for Democratic Culture at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal.
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